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Dr. Seuss Fruit Swirl Coconut Chia Pudding

fruity swirl vegan pudding

fruity swirl vegan pudding

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books (and book covers!) is Oh, The Places You’ll Go! On the cover, I love the illustration of the winding swirl of colors which so perfectly represents what the fun and whimsical book is all about. This Fruit Swirl Coconut Pudding, made using fresh fruit, chia seeds, nuts and virgin coconut oil, is a fun treat to celebrate that book and Dr. Seuss’s upcoming birthday on March 2nd!

image credit: Amazon.com

image credit: Amazon.com

Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Fruit Swirl Coconut Pudding
vegan, serves 4-5

Swirl one – orange:
1 cup fresh orange slices, peeled/sliced (seedless or low seed variety is best)
3/4 cup non-dairy milk (try soy milk for creamiest version)
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
1 small banana (optional)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
pinch of salt

Fruit add-ins:
1 small orange, peeled and thinly chopped
3/4 cup frozen banana slices (using frozen slices speeds up the cooling process)
3/4 cup blueberries

Nut add-in:
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts – I used sliced almonds

Swirl two – purple:
3/4 cup blueberries or acai (if using frozen, warm to room temperature before blending)
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
2-3 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp agave syrup

Chia seeds sprinkled on top

Directions:

1. Orange swirl – Melt the coconut oil before blending – for both swirls. Do this by combining the non-dairy milk and coconut oil and heating in the microwave until the liquid mixture is warmed and oil is melted. Place this mixture in a high speed blender along with the other orange swirl ingredients and blend until smooth. (You warm to make sure there are no coconut oil hard clumps – everything needs to be a room temp or warmer when blending.)

2. Pour a thin orange swirl mixture in chilled (freezer friendly) serving glasses. Add your fruit and nuts, place in freezer for 10-15 minutes so that this mixture firms up a bit (so it swirls easier instead of creating a mixed-color pudding). You want a swirled color pudding.

3. Repeat the blending process for the blueberry swirl. Slowly spoon the purple into the orange and swirl with a butter knife.

4. Add some chia seeds over top and garnish with fresh fruit. Place in the fridge to fully firm up. The longer you chill, the more plump your chia seeds will get and the more chilled the coconut oil will get – and the thicker your pudding will turn out when serving.

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Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life. Get Kathy’s book, 365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health With a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies, available on Amazon.

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